CBD pet supplements may affect dogs and cats differently

The scarcity of research on how CBD affects dogs and cats matches the abundance of marketing.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) supplements and additives for pets rank high on the list of most popular, and promoted, dog and cat product trends. However, the scarcity of research on how CBD affects dogs and cats matches the abundance of marketing. A scientist with one hemp CBD oil-infused pet treat and supplement company, ElleVet Sciences, collaborated with other researchers from several universities to examine how CBD intake influenced dogs’ and cats’ blood composition, as well as the animals’ behavior. In the experiment, CBD supplementation seemed safe for healthy, adult dogs, but a few issues arose in cats that may need further observation. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “CBD Pet Supplements May Affect Dogs and Cats Differently.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 15 Nov. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8686-cbd-pet-supplements-may-affect-dogs-and-cats-differently.

Genetic testing boosts pet food ingredient traceability

Genetic testing of pet foods may affirm marketing claims, while defending dog, cat and other pet food companies from lawsuits and scandals.

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Dog, cat and other pet owners increasingly want assurance that the animal protein listed on a pet food’s ingredient deck really appears in the kibble, paté or other variety. Likewise, pet owners demand security that unlisted species aren’t present, especially when pets have allergies. During the past few years, several lawsuits and other negative issues arose because of unwanted species being present or labeled ingredients being absent. What’s more, some pet foods include animal proteins from specific regions, which creates demands for traceability. Genetic testing of pet foods may affirm marketing claims, while defending dog, cat and other pet food companies from lawsuits and scandals. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Genetic Testing Boosts Pet Food Ingredient Traceability.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 11 Nov. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8675-genetic-testing-boosts-pet-food-ingredient-traceability.

Pet food additives bill pending in Philippine senate

The bill would require pet food makers to include all ingredients and additives used in the food on the label.

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The Pet Food Additive Information Act filed in October 2018 is currently waiting for its second reading at the Philippine Senate. Read more.


Buelva, Alma. “Pet Food Additives Bill Pending in Philippine Senate.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 4 Nov. 2019, https://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/8541-pet-food-additives-bill-pending-in-philippine-senate.